Amber Portwood revealed some big personal news on the new episode of Teen Mom OG.
During Tuesday’s episode (October 12), the 31-year-old reality TV star came out as bisexual.
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After first revealing that a second memoir is on the way, Amber opened up about her sexuality, and shared that she had a past relationship with a woman for eight months.
“People are going to be a bit shocked that I am bisexual,” Amber said, addressing some of the topics that would be inside the book. “That I have had a relationship with a woman for 8 months before [when I was 20 years old].”
She went on, sharing her thoughts about how ex, Gary Shirley, might not be “very open” about it.
“I think he’s going to think it’s going to be bad for Leah (their 12-year-old daughter),” she said. “He doesn’t even like the thought of going to therapy to help our relationship so this is just another embarrassment to them.”
Amber does credit Leah and her three-year-old son, James, for the inspiration to come out as bisexual.
“[They] are a really big factor of why,” she says. “I don’t want them to ever think it’s bad. I don’t want them to look at other people who are like this and think it’s bad. Who am I to sit here and hide forever? Which is actually what I was planning on doing anyways. I was going to go to the grave with this.”
Amber and Leah‘s strained relationship has been a focus on the new season.